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Draft Warringah Bike Plan, Public Submissions Needed!


nrthrnben's picture

By nrthrnben - Posted on 13 March 2010

Draft Warringah Bike Plan will be on Public Exhibition: Saturday February 27 to Wednesday March 31, 2010
http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/comment/comment....

View the Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps:
http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/comment/document...

The Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps can also be viewed at the following locations during the public exhibition period:

Council's Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
Warringah libraries: Dee Why, Belrose, Warringah Mall, Forestville and Terrey Hills
Have your say

Public submissions will be accepted up to 5pm on Wednesday March 31, 2010. A submission should:

Clearly state that it relates to the Draft Warringah Bike Plan
Include your name and contact details (email address, telephone number, postal address)
Where to send your submission

Email: council@warringah.nsw.gov.au
Post: General Manager, Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Fax: 9971 4522 Attention Planning and Development Services
Information Stalls

Council staff will be at the following shopping centres and markets in March to answer your questions:

Forestville Shopping Centre
Saturday March 20, 9am - 2pm
Narrabeen Markets
Sunday March 21
Terrey Hills Shopping Centre
Saturday March 27, 9am - 2pm
Warringah Mall Dolphin Court,
Sunday March 28, 9am - 2pm

ChopStiR's picture

Turn to page 167, there is a Survey. And you can win prizes Laughing out loud

Whether or not you ride a bike, your
comments are important.
Warringah Council is reviewing its Bike Plan. As
a local Warringah resident, your input will help
ensure that the new Bike Plan responds to the
needs of local people and the environment.
You can win some great prizes donated by local
bike shops. All residents who complete the
questionnaire will go into the draw on 3 June 2009
to win:
• BMX bike and helmet from Dee Why Bike Hub
• BMX bike from Bike Addiction, North Manly
• Bike hire to the value of $100 from Manly Bike Tours
• Reflective safety bands from Pedals Plus Mona Vale
• Drink bottles from Warringah Council

Well, maybe they are not fantastic for us grown ups Laughing out loud But none the less. I like there incentive.

nrthrnben's picture

There is also a small section relating to mountain biking and the need to provide adequate facilities, i will try to find it again later.

ar_junkie's picture
All residents who complete the questionnaire will go into the draw on 3 June 2009 to win...

Cool

ChopStiR's picture

Still not used to 2010

CB's picture

I thought I recalled filling that questionnaire in a while ago .....

CB

Dibbler's picture

Just taken the opportunity to comment on a couple of points by email to the council that are important to me. I think is is generally commendable that there is consideration to cycling in the area.

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Draft Warringah Bike Plan

I have looked over the plan on the web and would like to comment on the following two points which I believe are major safety concerns based on my experience as a bike/car owner and user.

1. "Route Network Priorities” page 19 shows a priority 4 stretch of Morgan Road and Oxford Falls Road West, enclosed by Forest Way and Wakehurst Parkway. This section is unnavigable by road style bikes along the sign posted gravel section crossing the creek. I ride this road several times a week as a commuter between the beaches and Belrose and have resorted to using a mountain style bike. The gravel section is extremely rough with broken uneven road surface interrupted by wheel hugging pot holes and loose gravel which is very damaging to bike/car and dangerous to rider. An attempt to avoid the most dangerous parts of the road necessitates erratic riding/driving behaviour. Despite these issues I consider this a preferable cycle route to alternatives which carry more traffic, but disappointed that the RTA/Warringah Council allows such a dangerous road to receive such low planned priority. The priority of this road section should be “immediate”. Some other sections of this road have very uneven/rough edges and can contribute to erratic riding/driving behaviour which could cause an accident.

2. McIntosh Road, Narraweena has a section of bike path shared with pedestrians and intersected by driveways and side roads. I consider this type of path unsuitable for commuters and family bike riders alike. Cars reversing out of drives in front of riders as they negotiate pedestrians, strollers and dogs on leads is verging on madness. The slow pace this stretch of path necessitates to remain safe makes it near to useless and I resort to the road. I hope this type of path is improved upon in the plan.

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